Polia, Calabria

Polia (Calabrian: Pulìa; Greek: πόλις, romanizedpolis, lit.'city') is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Vibo Valentia in the Italian region of Calabria. It is located about 30 kilometres (19 mi) southwest of Catanzaro and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) northeast of Vibo Valentia. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 1,224 and an area of 31.8 square kilometres (12.3 sq mi).[3]


Comune di Polia
Location of Polia
Polia is located in Italy
Location of Polia in Italy
Polia is located in Calabria
Polia (Calabria)
Coordinates: 38°45′N 16°19′E / 38.750°N 16.317°E / 38.750; 16.317Coordinates: 38°45′N 16°19′E / 38.750°N 16.317°E / 38.750; 16.317
ProvinceProvince of Vibo Valentia (VV)
FrazioniLia, Trecroci, Poliolo, Cellia, Menniti
 • Total31.8 km2 (12.3 sq mi)
 (Dec. 2004)[2]
 • Total1,224
 • Density38/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0963

Polia's origins date back to 5th|8th[clarification needed] centuries BC when Greek pioneers coming from the Gulf of Squillace, located on the east coast of Calabria facing the Ionian Sea, decided to settle on a valley today known as Jammene (from Greek: iama-enes, fertile place) thus permitting to ease goods traffic between Greece and Rome through the Apennine Mountains.

Polia borders the following municipalities: Cenadi, Cortale, Filadelfia, Francavilla Angitola, Jacurso, Maierato, Monterosso Calabro and San Vito sullo Ionio.

Demographic evolutionEdit


  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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